Yes, you can still file for bankruptcy if you have already been sued and received a lawsuit or garnishment. In fact, filing for bankruptcy can stop a lawsuit and garnishment.
When you file for bankruptcy, an automatic stay goes into effect. The automatic stay is a court order that prohibits creditors from taking any further action to collect on your debt. This includes lawsuits, garnishments, and wage attachments.
If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, it is important to call Brown and Seelye to discuss your options and to get help navigating the bankruptcy process.